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Smuin’s latest production is all about love

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Keith Sutter/Special to the Town Crier
“Requiem for a Rose” is part of Smuin’s latest showcase.

Smuin Contemporary Ballet celebrates Valentine’s Day weekend with Long disDance Love,” a streaming showcase featuring the company’s signature fusion of classical and contemporary ballet.

Performances are scheduled Thursday through Sunday.

The production highlights playful and romantic-themed works by founder Michael Smuin – including the “Fever” solo to the tango from “The Blue Angel” and an excerpt from Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s “Requiem for a Rose.” In addition, there will be two pieces by company artist Cassidy Isaacson: “Chemistry,” a duet performed by married company artists Terez Dean Orr and John Speed Orr; and a world premiere solo danced by company artist Lauren Pschirrer. Popular songs from Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee and other music icons provide the soundtrack for the program.

Smuin classics have been added to each program: “The Eternal Idol” is part of the Thursday and Saturday streams; the balcony pas de deux from “Romeo & Juliet” is included with the Friday and Sunday streams.

“Long disDance Love” is scheduled to be streamed 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday.

Streaming access costs $30.

To purchase access and for more information, visit smuinballet.org.

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